- It is a good source of highly digestible protein and is least caloric dense compared to other cereals.
- The carbohydrate content in Barnyard Millet is quite low.
- It contains good amount of both soluble and insolube fiber.
- Like all millets, barnyard millet is also gluten-free.
- Barnyard millet (Echinochloa species) is an ancient millet crop grown in warm and temperate regions of the world and widely cultivated in Asia, particularly India, China, Japan, and Korea. It is the fourth most produced minor millet, providing food security to many poor people across the world.
Barnyard Millet in diet:
- It can be served as porridge or Kheer to six to eight-month-old babies, and as cheela, dosa, idlis for children above one year. The flour is not easily available in the market, but you can grind it at home. Whole barnyard millets are commonly used to prepare upma, khichdi and pulav.